[bold] Five disturbing stories that reveal the real Mitt A close look at Romney's past reveals many warning signs -- some even worse than driving with his dog on the roof[/bold] BY LAUREN KELLEY, ALTERNET Mitt Romney’s infamous dog-on-the-roof-of-the-car story is atrocious, and has been mocked within an inch of its life. But there are many other stories from the Republican presidential candidate’s personal life that illuminate what kind of a human being he really is. Here’s a look at a few of them. [bold]1. Mormon women have reported “horror stories” about Romney from when he served as a Mormon bishop.[/bold] According to investigative reporter Geoffrey Dunn, [bold]several Mormon women have reported disturbing stories about how Romney treated them while he was an LDS bishop and “stake president.”[/bold] (One Mormon woman who’s known Romney since the ’70s called them “horror stories.”) In one story, a woman who was facing a life-threatening medical condition was advised by her doctor to terminate her eight-week pregnancy. Despite receiving the blessing of her local stake president, Romney, then a bishop, reportedly came to her hospital room uninvited to pressure her not to go through with the abortion. “At a time when I would have appreciated nurturing and support from spiritual leaders and friends,” Sheldon has written, “I got judgment, criticism, prejudicial advice, and rejection.” In another incident,[bold] Romney reportedly pressured a woman to put her son up for adoption because, according to the woman, her son “didn’t have a Mormon father in the home and because of the circumstances of his birth–being born to a single mother.”[/bold] She said she felt attacked and intimidated by Romney. Other details from the report reveal that Romney “never seemed to be particularly comfortable in the company of unmarried Mormon mothers.” These stories, and others from Dunn’s reporting (not to mention Romney’s wavering, but always troublesome, abortion stance), illustrate a man who is ill-suited to govern the female half of the U.S. population.
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